By Dan Ambrose: Canelo Alvarez was available final Friday night time to observe fellow gym-mate Oscar Valdez (30-0, 23 KOs) retain his WBC tremendous featherweight title with more durable than anticipated 12 spherical unanimous determination win over Robson Conceicao (16-1, 8 KOs) on the On line casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona.
Moments after the struggle, Canelo regarded completely satisfied, standing and celebrating after Valdez was introduced because the winner by the scores 117-110, 115-112, and 115-112. Whereas some followers agreed with the choice, many others have sounded off, saying the struggle was a “theft” of the best order.
However, Valdez says he’s shifting on to ‘larger & higher issues’ and WON’T be giving a rematch to the three-time Brazilian Olympian Conceicao.
Sadly for Valdez, he’s going to should reside along with his controversial win over Conceicao and undergo by means of the truth that many boxing followers not solely assume he was GIFTED a call. In addition they view him as a drug cheat.
Canelo reacts to Valdez’s win over Conceicao
It’s a double whammy of types for Valdez, as his reputation has plummeted with followers. Valdez must be certain he doesn’t check constructive for every other drug substances sooner or later, be it phentermine or no matter. Blaming it on natural tea isn’t going to work.
The famous person Canelo is clearly conscious of the large backlash that Valdez has been coping with after his constructive check for the VADA banned food plan substance phentermine.
Valdez didn’t obtain any punishment from the Fee or the World Boxing Council for his constructive check, which has angered many followers, who really feel that he was given preferential therapy on account of his reputation.
Arum had Valdez successful 7 rounds to five
“I advised them that Conceicao is a hell of a fighter. Conceicao fought an excellent struggle,” stated Bob Arum to Fighthype. “I had him successful within the early rounds, after which Valdez got here on ultimately. So I believe the scores that I had have been 115-112. I had 7 rounds to five [in favor of Valdez].
“That’s as much as the fighters,” stated Arum when requested about his ideas on matching Valdez towards the winner of the Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson struggle on October twenty third. “I’m simply the promoter.
“So long as they’re affordable with their purses, in the event that they wish to struggle one another, I’m in favor of it. By no means, by no means, by no means low cost the Marines,” stated Arum about Herring. “The Marines, particularly a child like this, who had two excursions in Iraq and isn’t backing down from anyone.
“Whereas Stevenson is the extra achieved fighter, he’s preventing a Marine, and something can occur.
“I believe Valdez was shocked like lots of people, who haven’t watched Conceicao, who’s been preventing on down playing cards. It doesn’t shock me that Conceicao would give him a hell of a struggle,” stated Arum.
Valdez was actually shocked by how gifted Conceicao was as a result of his face confirmed it afterward with all of the bruising and swelling. Valdez has little interest in giving Conceicao a rematch is a testomony to how a lot hassle the Brazilian gave him.